The BEST Episodes of Sliders
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 7, 2019
In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Wells and his teacher Professor Maximillian Arturo to see his new invention. But an increase in power and an early departure leave all three, plus a washed-up soul singer named Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, lost in a parallel world. Now they must "slide" from world to world, not only adapting to their changing surroundings, but also trying to get back to their world. Will they ever make it home? Over the years, Sliders has become one of the most praised sci-fi shows of the 90's. The show has gained a cult following that rivals such longer running shows as Stargate SG-1 and even the Star Trek franchise. For years people have been asking for it to return to FOX with the original cast, or at least a major movie made. To this date, there are no plans for a new series or film.
#1 - The Exodus (1)
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 21, 1997
Things don't look good for the Sliders when they slide to a world that's about to be eradicated by a rogue pulsar. Soon they discover that this world has been developing sliding technology and pool their resources with the U.S. government in a race to escape to a parallel Earth.
#2 - Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 3, 1996
The Sliders have come to the most unexpected world of all... home. While Rembrandt and Wade use their sliding adventures to kickstart their careers, Arturo steals the timer and claims sliding as his invention. However, Quinn remains convinced they are not home.
#3 - The Exodus (2)
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 28, 1997
Quinn and Maggie return to her world with Earth Prime's coordinates stored in Jensen's timer. As Wade makes the final list for those who can slide to safety, Arturo races to modify the new timer to slide more people. Unfortunately for them, an unexpected danger lurks the base and one Slider will not make it to the next world.
#4 - Last Days
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 5, 1995
The Sliders arrive on a world that will be destroyed by an asteroid before they are due to slide. Arturo works with Bennish to develop an atom bomb to destroy the asteroid and Rembrandt gets caught up in an end of the world celebration, while Quinn and Wade confront their feelings for one another.
#5 - Rules of the Game
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 20, 1996
The Sliders become involuntarily apart of a human war game where the only winners are the ones that stay alive.
#6 - Net Worth
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 11, 1999
A sliding mishap separates the Sliders into two groups on a world divided by the computer-savvy and ruthless scavengers. To reunite, they'll have to battle the scavengers and unite a young couple who fell in love on the internet.
#7 - Love Gods
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 8, 1996
On a world where a biological weapon wiped out most of the male population, Quinn, Rembrandt and Arturo become objects of desire and are imprisoned by the government to be breeders. As they try to escape and regroup with Wade, they find there are others out to capture them.
#8 - Murder Most Foul
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 3, 1997
On an over-worked world with an uptight population, Arturo is thought to be a fracture and is sent to a fantasy camp for a form of relaxation. When the others find him, they see he has been brainwashed into thinking he is a great detective on the trail of a Jack the Ripper-like murderer.
#9 - Pilot (1)
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 22, 1995
While working in his basement, Quinn Mallory opens the gateway to parallel worlds. For a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Welles and his teacher, Professor Arturo, along. Upon opening the vortex, Quinn uses too much power, which causes the vortex to suck them in along with Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, who happened to be driving by Quinn's house. The four arrive on a world that experienced an ecological disaster and will have to survive until the timer hits zero.
#10 - Eggheads
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 26, 1995
On a world where being smart is the equivalent of being a sports star, Quinn is a popular college athlete and finds his double had underhanded dealings with gangsters. Meanwhile, Arturo discovers his late wife is alive on this world and tries for reconciliation after learning she is pressing for divorce.
#11 - Summer of Love
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 19, 1995
The Sliders are separated on a world where the Hippie movement of the sixties is still alive and the US is at war with Australia. Wade and Rembrandt are mistaken for extraterrestrial prophets at a commune, while Quinn and Arturo race to fix a broken timer and rejoin the others.
#12 - Gillian of the Spirits
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 15, 1996
A lightning bolt strikes the vortex during a slide, damaging the timer and trapping Quinn on the astral plane. Now the Sliders are stranded on a world with 1950s technology and Quinn can not be seen by the others. He tries to get the help from the only one who can see or hear him, a girl that has a history of hearing voices.
#13 - Invasion
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 28, 1996
The Sliders land in the middle of a strange invasion and Quinn uses the timer to bring down one of the ships. Before barely escaping, the Sliders learn these new villains can slide at will and are soon captured on the next world. They learn their captors are the Kromaggs and are intent on conquering every parallel world.
#14 - Double Cross
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 27, 1996
On a world quickly running out of natural resources, Rembrandt meets his number one fan but finds her to be a little to friendly. Meanwhile, Quinn and the others meet Logan, a scientist at Prototronics that's trying to develop sliding. However, they learn her plans for sliding are far from noble.
#15 - The Weaker Sex
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 3, 1995
The Sliders arrive on a world where roles are reversed with women holding the positions of power. Arturo becomes a candidate for the mayoral race in San Francisco, trying to bring about a "men's rights" movement.
#16 - Season's Greedings
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 20, 1996
On a world where people are enticed by consumerism and giant malls in the sky, the Sliders get jobs as mall employees to find the mother of an abandoned child. Arturo is a reluctant Santa, Rembrandt and Wade his elves while Quinn gets an administrative job. Meanwhile, Wade faces some strong emotions when she meets her sister and father.
#17 - Slidecage
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 27, 1998
When Quinn and Colin finally access the coordinates to their home, the Sliders expect it to be their last slide. Instead, they arrive inside a security compound on a barren world, where humans and Kromaggs are fighting for survival.
#18 - The King is Back
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 10, 1995
Rembrandt has arrived on his dream world, where his double is as popular as Elvis, but has been dead for eight years. As Rembrandt gets to enjoy the fame he's long since wanted, an old enemy plots to make sure he disappears for good.
#19 - State of the A.R.T.
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 6, 1996
The Sliders land on a world where the human race was wiped out by robots. Quinn and Rembrandt are captured by the robot's demented creator and are going to be used in a mind-transfer experiment.
#20 - Slide by Wire
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 18, 1999
The Sliders accidentally slide out with Maggie's double, leaving Maggie stranded on an American military base where deadly experiments are performed on pilots. Meanwhile, the Sliders arrive on a world that outlaws technology.
#21 - Dead Man Sliding
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 29, 1996
On a world where the legal system is in the form of televised game shows, Quinn is arrested, tried and sentenced to death for the crimes of his double.
#22 - The Other Slide of Darkness
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 11, 1997
The Sliders track Rickman to a superstitious town. Their search is further complicated when Quinn and Maggie are captured by natives living in a mysterious fog. There, Quinn runs into someone from his past – himself.
#23 - Lipschitz Live!
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 30, 1998
The vortex splits the Sliders up and they only have two hours before the slide. Quinn tries to contact the others by appearing on the world's most popular show: Lipschitz Live. Meanwhile, Colin is mistaken for his double and betrothed to a woman as part of a business deal.
#24 - Fever
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 29, 1995
On a world where penicillin was never invented, Quinn is mistaken for his double, who is believed to be the cause of a massive epidemic. While he is imprisoned by a health agency, Wade shows signs of being infected and only Arturo can find the cure.
#25 - Mother and Child
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 7, 1998
The Sliders discover a woman escaping from a Kromagg breeder camp and take her to her Earth, where an anti-Kromagg virus proves deadly for her half-Kromagg son.